Maria Sharapova withdraws from US Open

World number three Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury. The 28-year-old Russian has not played since Wimbledon following a knee injury and posted on her Facebook page:  “I have done everything possible to be...

Lancashire win T20 Blast title

Lancashire won the T20 Blast title for the first time after victory over Northamptonshire in the final at Edgbaston. Northants were set a target of 167 by the Lightning to win the trophy. But they fell 13 runs short as Lancashire went one better after finishing...

Baseball fan dies after fall

A baseball fan has died after falling from the upper tier of a stand at the Atlanta Braves home game against the New York Yankees. The fan was given emergency CPR at the scene but was later confirmed dead by police. The Braves released the following statement: “We...

New deal for Sainsbury’s staff

A 4% pay increase for 137,000 Sainsbury’s store colleagues is effective from today. The increase, announced by the retailer on August 27, is the largest it has awarded in over a decade. It’s going to take the hourly rate from £7.08 to £7.36. This entry was posted in...

Aircrash show road reopens

The A27 near Shoreham in West Sussex is open to traffic again this morning for the first time since the Shoreham Air Show tragedy last weekend. Since 06.40 this morning, two lanes have been open on the eastbound carriageway (towards Brighton) along with one lane on...